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ultimobranchial body

Monday 20 June 2016

Definition: The ultimobranchial body that have been found in 61% of human thyroid glands serially sectioned.

The solid cell nests (SCNs) are remnants of the ultimobranchial body.


- Ultimobranchial Body Rests in thyroid. Nuclei can show few features of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).

- "Ultimobranchial Body Rest" with cystic change in thyroid

See also

- thyroid gland anomalies

  • solid cell nests (SCNs)